Thursday, December 27, 2018

Catching Up With December

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Here are some projects I've been working on this month--photo-heavy post!

Here's a cute Valentine mini I quilted for my friend, Val! She made up the design herself, using 2 1/2" squares:

I did some stitch-in-the-ditch and a staggered triple arch design using freemotion quilting:

I quilted this fun charm square quilt for my sister, Quilter Bonnie! The quilting includes holly leaves and swirls: 

Here's another quilt I quilted for Quilter Bonnie, made for her daughter, my lucky niece:

The quilting is Retro Revolution, an orange peel design:

A Simple Gifts quilt that Quilter Bonnie made for Jack's Basket:

I quilted it with Modernish #4:

Another Simple Gifts quilt made by Quilter Bonnie for Jack's Basket:

I quilted it with Stacked Snailz:

DD2, Susanna, is getting ready to launch on her 11 month mission trip with the World Race. Follow her blog here! I made several more packing cubes for some of her team mates, using ripstop:
Here's a new handbag I made for her. The pattern is Sonoma Swing Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs. Photo taken at Operation Christmas Child packing center:

The fabric is cats and dogs standing in a Japanese train!!! Reminiscent of our time spent standing in trains of Japan:

She requested a cosmetic bag for her travels and found this free box bag pattern she liked. Here's a sample bag I made to test out the pattern:

The pattern and size got a thumbs up, so I made this version for her using laminated vinyl and ripstop lining:

Quilter Bonnie and I had a sewing day together in December and we made Fold 'N Stitch Wreaths. My version is made from Japanese fabrics:

I added 36 vintage beads for a bit of added sparkle:

Here's Quilter Bonnie's cute wreath:

And my last project to share--when I got to the bottom of my stack of baby quilt tops for Jack's Basket, I was surprised to find a forgotten table runner I made last year that needed quilting! I quilted and bound it, and will donate it to our quilt guild silent auction at our quilt show in February, Dakota County Star Quilters.

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy
Linking up with Wednesday Wait Loss, Midweek MakersConfessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Foto Fun, Busy Hands Quilts.


  1. Nancy you have so many great finishes here. Sometimes I just love to see a post picture heavy. Thanks for posting Susanna's blog, I now have here added to my daily readings.

  2. Great finishings! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  3. What a fun post. Love the forgotten table runner!
    Quilter Bonnie

  4. Wow, you've been busy! I love the quilting on the Valentine heart. Your wreath looks incredible!!! The beads add a really nice touch. Happy New Year, Nancy!

  5. You deserve to rest now! That's a lot of pretty projects! I love your quilting, and these pouches are lovely too!

  6. Oh my goodness, you made more packing bags!! How fun to come across that pretty runner for a quick finish! Hope you had wonderful Christmas with your family!

  7. Wow, you have been very productive, all wonderful projects.

  8. I love your runner, do you remember what pattern that is? Your daughter is so lucky to have you making her great things for her trip! Are you saying you are all caught up with your 'to be quilted' projects?

  9. Great stuff here, Nancy! Your daughter's bag with the commuting cats is just darling :)

  10. Lots of completed projects! Safe travels for your daughter and her team.

  11. WOW! You have been busy. I love all your projects and am particularly impressed with all those packing cubes you made. Is it hard to sew on ripstop? I think the cosmetic bag should last with the laminate/ripstop! The wreath also calls my name and those Japanese prints are fab! You have had a great month of projects.

  12. Tada! Good for you! Lots of beautiful finishes to be enjoyed by family, friends and those who need a hug! Happy New Year!

  13. Personally, I love photos, especially when they are as lovely as these! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.


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